Foreign Ministry urges Ukrainians not to travel to Egypt

МИД призывает украинцев не ехать в Египет

Egyptian authorities have extended by three months a state of emergency.

Ukrainians urged to refrain from traveling to Egypt and to observe certain recommendations in connection with the fact that Egypt has extended a state of emergency in the country for three months. This was reported on the official website of Consular service of Ukraine.

“Given the adoption by Parliament of the Arab Republic of Egypt decision on the next extension in Egypt three-month state of emergency, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine urges Ukrainian citizens to reconsider their plans to visit Egypt for the duration of the state of emergency and, if possible, to refrain unless absolutely necessary to travel in this state, including for the purpose of tourism”, – stated in the message.

Those citizens who are already in Egypt, it is recommended to take into account the existing risks of further stay in the territory of that state and adhere to the following tips: it is not recommended to travel and be in the North and in the Central part of the Sinai Peninsula and the desert regions to the West of the valley of the river Nile; to exercise vigilance when visiting the North coast of Egypt, the country’s capital and the Delta of the river Nile, tourist places in its valley, the red sea coast (resorts of Hurghada, El Gouna, Safaga, Makadi Bay and Soma Bay), as well as the southern part of the Sinai Peninsula ( the resort cities of Sharm El-Sheikh, Dahab, Taba).

If staying in the resort areas of Egypt, urged to exercise heightened awareness and caution, to refrain from travel outside of the facilities for organized recreation, which are under the protection and supervision of the security forces.

In the case of urgent need of travel outside of the facilities for organized recreation, citizens should inform the hotel, relatives or representatives of the tour operator.

In the event of an emergency, danger to life and health during his stay in Egypt, it is recommended that Ukrainian citizens to immediately contact the Ukrainian Embassy in Egypt.

We will remind, in Egypt, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi extended the country’s state of emergency to “confront the dangers of terrorism”.